Under the Wig: A Lawyer's Stories of Murder, Guilt and Innocence (Hardback)William Clegg (author)
'GRIPPING' - THE TIMES
'FASCINATING, NO-HOLDS-BARRED' - THE SECRET BARRISTER
How can you speak up for someone accused of a savage murder? Or sway a jury? Or get a judge to drop a case?
William Clegg QC is a leading criminal lawyer in London. In this vivid memoir, he revisits his most notorious and intriguing trials, from the acquittal of Colin Stagg to the murder of Jill Dando, to the man given life because of an earprint and the first Nazi war crimes prosecution in the UK.
All the while he lays bare the secrets of his profession, from the rivalry among barristers to the nervous moments before a verdict comes back - and how our right to a fair trial is now at risk.
Under the Wig is for anyone who wants to know the reality of a murder trial. It's an intelligent crime read for fans of The Secret Barrister's books and Unnatural Causes by Dr Richard Shepherd.
Well-known cases featured:Murder of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon CommonChillenden Murders of Dr Lin and Megan RussellLee Clegg, when Labour leader Keir Starmer was his juniorMurder of Jill DandoFirst Nazi war crimes prosecution in the UKMurder of Joanna YeatesRebekah Brooks Phone Hacking Trial
Publisher: Canbury Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 24 mm
This is a gripping memoir from one of our country's greatest jury advocates, offering a fascinating, no-holds-barred tour behind the scenes of some of the most famous criminal cases of modern times.
- THE SECRET BARRISTER
'Countless veteran lawyers have produced page-tuners based in the fictional world of law, but in Under the Wig William Clegg, QC, has distilled his extraordinary life in the criminal courtroom into a yarn equally as gripping.'
- THE TIMES
'My independent verdict is that I have never read a more accurate portrayal of our profession.'
- Nigel Pascoe QC, Counsel magazine
'An absolute must read for anyone who aspires to join the legal profession - and anyone who already has.
- Bob Marshall-Andrews QC
'Bill Clegg's memoir draws on some of the most high-profile criminal prosecutions of recent years to illuminate the career of a defence lawyer at the peak of his success.'
- Joshua Rozenberg QC
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